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System Design Engineer

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Date: Jul 17, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 55420


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

Corning’s Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary applications around the world.

Scope of Position:

The functional requirements on emissions components are getting increasingly more complex. Therefore characterizing the product performance as well as integrating products into the application is much more essential for future optimized system solutions. The role of the Systems Design  Engineer is to lead design efforts and execute test programs with an emphasis on on-engine and on-vehicle experimentation. The responsibilities include, design proposals, the development of tests and test plans, align preparations and characterization of test samples, managing the execution of the test and analyzing and interpreting the results and communicating to customers. Furthermore the Systems Design Engineer will develop strategy incl. control and modeling tools and the required tests to validate and calibrate them and utilize them for the design of system based solutions. The typical performance aspects evaluated are pressure drop & filtration performance, emissions, thermal behavior (incl. regeneration behavior and survivability and durability (operating window).


Day to Day Responsibilities:

Design activities

  • Contact with customer to understand requirements
  • Develop design proposals (system perspective) w/ Corning products
  • Discuss proposal with customer Test planning and development:
  • Design test and test approaches for product and system evaluation
  • Understand testing objectives and provide input for the testing approach to the organization (Development, engineering, commercial)
  • Develop detailed test plan and communicate with testing facility


Test execution (lab, dyno and engine) to ensure proper execution of the test:

  • Track samples throughout test and ensure sufficient pre and post-test characterization
  • Ensure implementation of proper test methods
  • Check data for quality
  • Track testing closely and provide quick feedback (within 1-2 days) to steer testing in the right direction
  • Focus on details and make critical observations to set new directions in projects
  • Troubleshooting of upcoming testing issues
  • Ability to supervise/execute engine dyno tests incl. troubleshooting of infrastructure and emissions related equipment


Data analysis and interpretation:

  • Analyze raw testing data, as well as product characterization results (Dp, FE, properties, geometry)
  • Check data for integrity, consistency and accuracy
  • Verify experimental observations based on first principles and physical models
  • Link performance related aspects to product characteristics/attributes and/or surrogate measures
  • Summarize results in reports and presentation and disseminate information within organization and to customers
  • Develop tools, processes and test sequences to accurately and repeatedly measure PM/PN emissions


Application integration:

  • Develop tools and strategies to easily implement our products in the application of our customers
  • Develop models and tools to describe the performance of our products


Travel Requirements: Travel (mostly NA) up to 25%


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: M-Fri 8-5pm and overtime as needed.


Required Education: MS or PhD in Mechanical Engineering or Chemical engineering


Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • 2-3 years of experience in after-treatment design & testing desired


Required Skills:

  • Good understanding of Thermal and chemical engineering fundamentals (fluid flow/hydrodynamics, Thermodynamics, heat transfer, kinetics, reactions)
  • Rigor in experimental planning and execution as well as data analysis
  • Development and assessment of experimental procedures/plans
  • Ability to quickly understand complex testing systems (engines, dynos, emissions benches)
  • Familiarity with data analysis & management
  • Good computer skills including the use of advanced analysis tools (e.g. Matlab) ard data processing capability (w/ Excel, Matlab) and documentation/reporting of results (esp. using MS office)
  • Good communication skills.


Desired Skills:

  • Essential understanding of internal combustion engines, emissions and after treatment, including the test methods
  • Hands-on experimental skills and experience with engine/emissions systems experimentation.
  • Industry experience and contacts in the area of PM/PN measurements
  • Fundamental understanding and/or experience working with automotive catalysts including DOCs & SCRs
  • Ability to manage all aspects of testing projects (including cost, schedule, resources, data analysis & summarizing the results ) with minimal supervision


Technical leadership skills/Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership):

  • Excellent communication skills for communication with third party vendors/customer
  • Self motivated with ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work in a matrixed team environment, with good interpersonal skills


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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